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Robert Cervero’s CivE Distinguished Lecture

UTTRI News, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Professor Robert Cervero‘s lecture on Monday, March 20, 2017 focused on how network design, mixed land use patterns, amenities, and natural landscape influence active commuting, focusing on cycling but also walking and running to work. Professor Cervero kindly offered to share slides from his presentation, and UTTRI is very… Read more »

Maximum City: Can Traffic Lights Learn?

UTTRI News, Thursday, March 16, 2017 As a result of partnership through iCity: Urban Informatics for Sustainable Metropolitan Growth research project, a group of 25 young visitors from Maximum City attended a special presentation at UTTRI’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Centre during March break. Professor Baher Abdulhai, Director of the ITS Centre, talked to the group about… Read more »

Pollution from transit construction

The Toronto Star’s Ben Spurr wrote about the research presented in “The net greenhouse gas impact of the Sheppard Subway Line” by Shoshanna Saxe, Eric Miller, and Peter Guthrie, recently published in Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment (Volume 51, March 2017, pp. 261–275). Transit construction can cause greenhouse gas emissions that take decades to offset,… Read more »

Optimal Discount Policies for Transit Agencies: The Case of Pass-Programs and Loyalty-Programs

Miss the seminar? Medhi Nourinejad shared his presentation file with UTTRI. Access the PDF file here. Abstract The proliferation of smart cards in public transportation has paved the way for successful implementation of two prominent discount policies: pass programs and loyalty programs. While pass programs have been around as early as the 1970s, loyalty programs are only now… Read more »

Estimating a Toronto Pedestrian Route Choice Model using Smartphone GPS Data

Gregory Lue has generously shared presentation materials from his talk for the UT-ITE Seminar Series* on February 24, 2017.  The research study and report comprised his MASc thesis in the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Toronto which he completed under the supervision of Professor Eric J. Miller, Director of UTTRI. Estimating a Toronto Pedestrian Route Choice Model using… Read more »

Measuring Traffic-Related Air Pollution Along Toronto’s Bicycle Network

Now available: Professor Marianne Hatzopoulou’s PDF resource for her UT-ITE seminar on February 17, 2017 at UTTRI, “Measuring air pollution along Toronto’s bicycle network.” Over the span of the summer of 2016 (May to September), the Transportation and Air Quality (TRAQ) Research Group measured air pollution along bicycle routes in Toronto. In this study, cyclists were… Read more »

Robert Bain resource now available

A PDF of Robert Bain’s December 5th presentation for UTTRI, Travel Demand Forecasts: Predictive Performance, Rob Bain, is now available. Note on the PDF: This presentation is part of an on-going research effort by Robert Bain. Please contact him for up-to-date findings and results (e: info@robbain.com).

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Technical Report Writing…

…But Were Afraid to Ask! Professor Eric J. Miller presents for the UT-ITE Seminar Series on the mechanics of how to write a polished and professional technical report. He stressed the importance of communicating research results in a way that makes it easy for readers to focus on the content. Using good organization and layout, consistent formatting, and error-free grammar… Read more »

UTTRI welcomes new Advisory Board members

UTTRI is proud to welcome Drew Fagan and Andy Manahan to the UTTRI Advisory Board beginning February 1, 2017.  Meeting three times a year, the board is instrumental in providing strategic direction to UTTRI leadership. Get to know our Advisory Board members here.